Top 10 Bollywood Movies released in Q1 of 2017

The Best Bollywood Movies Released in First Quarter of 2017!! — Image Source: Unsplash.
Here is a list of my top 10 Bollywood movies released in the first quarter of year 2017 in the sequence of my preference.
So if your favourite movie is not in the list or is in the end of the list, please do not mind because this is my ‘top 10' not yours.

However, you can drop a message to me or comment at the end of this blog post to make an edit to this list with your suggestion or feedback.

1. Jolly LLB 2

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IMDB Ratings — 7.4/10 with 11,105 votes till now.

Jolly LLB 2 is a black comedy film written & directed by Subhash Kapoor. A sequel to the film Jolly LLB, and the second installment of Jolly LLB (film series). The film stars Akshay Kumar, Huma Qureshi, Saurabh Shukla and Annu Kapoor in lead roles. A courtroom drama which satirizes the notion of the Indian legal system, the story follows Jagdishwar Mishra aka Jolly (Akshay Kumar), a lawyer who fights a case against the ruthless and powerful lawyer Pramod Mathur (Annu Kapoor).

It is one of the finest film, in terms of writing, direction, script, screenplay & acting, released in 2017 till now.

In my opinion, it is the best bollywood movie release in 2017 till now.

Black comedy is something usually not much of the films are made on such genre/subject in India.

However, here is one writer-director who might be the best in this genre in India till now.

The trailer of Jolly LLB 2 | Video Source: Youtube

You can watch the movie online here on Hotstar.

You might like to watch these more movies written or directed by Subhash Kapoor:

Phas Gaye Re Obama: IMDB Ratings — 7.5/10 with 4,006 votes till now.

Jolly LLB: IMDB Ratings — 7.4/10 with 10,379 votes till now.

Guddu Rangeela: IMDB Ratings — 5.3/10 with 700 votes till now.

Official Poster of Haraamkhor | Image Source: IMDB

2. Haraamkhor

IMDB Ratings — 6.4/10 with 1,569 votes till now.

Haraamkhor is a film directed by Shlok Sharma. It stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Shweta Tripathi. The first look of Haraamkhor was out on 8 March 2015. The film was shot in just 16 days.

Haraamkhor was premiered at the 15th annual New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF) and Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA).

Nawazuddin Siddiqui received the Best Actor award at the NYIFF.

It earned 1.64 crores net and 2.30 crores gross from lifetime run in India.

It is one of the most unique love triangle drama ever made in bollywood.

It is unique because of it’s story/writing, script, the characters & the screenplay and it’s good to watch because of the actors, casting & direction.

Usually such movies doesn’t get passed by certification board in India and are never released.

Though, it is a movie to be proud of bollywood & India.

Which ends up making it a must watch film & it’s unpredictability especially the climax ends the film on 2nd position in this list.

The trailer of Haraamkhor | Video Source: Youtube

An unlikely love triangle unfolds when married professor, Shyam, has an illicit affair with his student, Sandhya, who in turn is trying to be wooed by her classmate Kamal. Haraamkhor is a prohibited love story witnessed by two adolescents.

You might like to watch these more movies written or directed by Shlok Sharma:

Shorts “Sujata”: IMDB Ratings — 6.5/10 with 335 votes till now.

3. Raees

Criticizing the prohibition of alcohol in Gujarat, this film unfolds the story of a clever bootlegger, whose business is challenged by a tough cop. | Image Source: Facebook

IMDB Ratings — 7.2/10 with 28,852 votes till now.

Raees is an action crime thriller film directed by Rahul Dholakia. It stars Shah Rukh Khan, Mahira Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui.

Well you can’t miss this because you to need to this man whenever he comes on screen. He has a different level of charisma & charm.

I really the characters & casting done in the film. The third plus point it has the chemistry between characters plus the story & script.

The next plus point would be the acting & direction. Here is a bollywood director who need to direct more movies.

And next but most important plus point would be that it’s a crime thriller. Crime thriller has a special place in my heart.

The most special plus point is it’s climax. You going to love the climax. Super Hit first half & Super duper climax.

Paisa vasool dialogues & Seeti bajao performances of the actors. And you can’t take your eyes off from the man. *Whistle*

The trailer of Raees | Video Source: Youtube

You can watch the movie online here on Youtube.

You might like to watch these more movies written or directed by Rahul Dholakia:

Parzania: IMDB Ratings — 7.8/10 with 1,183 votes till now.

Mumbai Cutting “Bombay Mumbai Same Shit”: IMDB Ratings — 7.5/10 with 84 votes till now.

Official Poster of Poorna | Image Source: IMDB

4. Poorna

IMDB Ratings — 8/10 with 341 votes till now.

Poorna is a biographical adventure film directed by Rahul Bose. The film stars himself with Aditi Inamdar as Malavath Poorna, the youngest girl to climb Mount Everest.

The film was screened at the 2017 Palm Springs International Film Festival where it got nominated on the festival’s list of “30 Best Feature Films”.

Poorna Malavath is an Indian mountaineer from Nizamabad district, Telangana. On 25 May 2014, Poorna scaled the highest peak of Mount Everest and, aged 13 years and 11 months, became the youngest girl to have reached the summit of Everest. The youngest person to summit Mt. Everest is Jordan Romero, who reached the summit at age 13 years and 10 months. She was accompanied by Sandhana Palli Anand Kumar from Khammam.

Watch it to feel inspired, motivated, hopeful & optimistic.

Watch a 13 year old girl to achieve something unbelievable.

Watch to know the reason behind why she even tried to attempt something like this.

Watch so that you can get an answer to a question that ‘Did she even know what she was doing?’

Watch it so that you can tell others that “I have watched this movie, you should also watch it”.

Watch it so that you can inspire, motivate, give hope & give a ray of believe to others, younger ones & future generations.

The trailer of Poorna | Video Source: Youtube

An Adivasi 13-year-old from Telangana becomes the youngest girl in history to climb Mount Everest.

Official Poster of Badrinath Ki Dulhania | Image Source: IMDB

5. Badrinath ki Dulhania

IMDB Ratings — 6.2/10 with 4,515 votes till now.

Badrinath Ki Dulhania is a romantic comedy film, directed by Shashank Khaitan. Starring Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt in the lead, the film marks the second installment of a franchise that began with Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania.

Well I believe ‘Romantic Comedy’ is a genre too English/American for bollywood.

But still it has done well lately & with this film too.

The characters & the story seems real & Varun is excellent with his comedy & pretty good in other scenes too.

The story, script, screenplay & direction have been too the point. Alia is always natural with her roles.

The movie makes you laugh, the movie makes you cry. And the story seems real because of it’s characters, casting & acting

A must watch if you want to see Bollywood grow in Rom-Com genre too.

The trailer of Badrinath Ki Dulhania | Video Source: Youtube

Badrinath Bansal from Jhansi and Vaidehi Trivedi from Kota belong to small towns but have diametrically opposite opinions on everything. This leads to a clash of ideologies, despite both of them recognizing the goodness in each other.

You might like to watch these more movies written or directed by Shashank Khaitan:

Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania: IMDB Ratings — 6/10 with 8,163 votes till now.

Official Poster of The Ghazi Attack | Image Source: IMDB

6. The Ghazi Attack

IMDB Ratings — 7.9/10 with 4,769 votes till now.

The Ghazi Attack is a war film written, and directed by Sankalp Reddy. The film based on the mysterious sinking of PNS Ghazi during Indo-Pakistani War of 1971. The film stars Rana Daggubati, Taapsee Pannu, Kay Kay Menon and Atul Kulkarni.

A real war story & that too a war between India & Pakistan. What else do you need? :)

The casting & screenplay has been good. Good performances by all the actors & director.

It has the suspense & thrill a war film need. It’s a must watch as you should know what really happened there in the history of India Pakistan War.

The trailer of The Ghazi Attack | Video Source: Youtube

The story is about an executive naval officer of the Indian Submarine and his team, who remain underwater for 18 days. The film explores the mysterious circumstances under which submarine PNS Ghazi sank off the coast of Visakhapatnam in 1971. The film is an underwater tale of the courage and patriotism of the men aboard the Indian Submarine INS Karanj who destroyed the Pakistani PNS Ghazi when it ventured into Indian waters to destroy INS Vikrant.

Official Poster of Trapped | Image Source: IMDB

7. Trapped

IMDB Ratings — 7.9/10 with 1,309 votes till now.

Trapped is a survival drama film directed by Vikramaditya Motwane. The film stars Rajkummar Rao. It was shot in less than a month in Mumbai.

The film had its world premiere at the Mumbai Film Festival on October 26, 2016. It was praised and received a Standing ovation.

Wow! A survival based film in bollywood. And one of the finest actor, Rajkummar Rao is in the lead. Awesome combination!

A great script, story & screenplay to watch for along with one of the topmost director of bollywood.

It makes you think how cruel & ugly life be. It showcase you what one has to do to survive with no food, water or electricity.

It makes you feel real & makes you strong for tough situations. Go watch it & see the quote “Survival of the fittest”.

The trailer of Trapped | Video Source: Youtube

A man gets stuck in an empty high rise without food, water or electricity.

You might like to watch these more movies written or directed by Vikramaditya Motwane:

Dev.D: IMDB Ratings — 8.1/10 with 22,704 votes till now.

Udaan: IMDB Ratings — 8.2/10 with 34,255 votes till now.

Lootera: IMDB Ratings — 7.4/10 with 11,354 votes till now.

8. Baahubali 2: The Conclusion

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IMDB Ratings — 8.8/10 with 40,911 votes till now.

Baahubali 2: The Conclusion (English: The One with Strong Arms: The Conclusion),is a epic-fantasy-visual effects film co-written and directed by S. S. Rajamouli. It is the continuation of Baahubali: The Beginning, taking place before and after the events of that film. The film stars major actors from Tollywood industry with Prabhas, Anushka Shetty, Rana Daggubati and Sathyaraj in lead roles.

Baahubali 2: The Conclusion was premiered at the British Film Institute. It is the first Telugu film to be released in 4K High Definition format. It is estimated that close to 200 screens are being upgraded to 4K projectors before the release date of the movie.

Baahubali 2 surpassed the film PK, to briefly become the highest grossing Indian film of all time, collecting approximately ₹800 crore (US$120 million) worldwide within just six days of its release. It became the first ever Indian film to gross over ₹1,000 crore (US$160 million) in all languages, doing so in just ten days.

A huge scale epic movie (one of it’s kind) made in bollywood. It’s a fictional story with fictional characters & plot.

I love to watch epic dramas so it’s becomes a must if also love to do same.

Great characters, story, actors & direction with good screenplay & script.

Though few of the visual effects shown in the movie are not up to the mark or doesn’t seems real enough to make you believe what is happening there in the movie or few of the effects should not have been there as it is an epic movie.

Such things takes the fun away from an epic movie. Still a must watch.

The trailer of Baahubali 2: The Conclusion | Video Source: Youtube

You might like to watch these more movies written or directed by S. S. Rajamouli:

Baahubali: The Beginning: IMDB Ratings — 8.3/10 with 77,228 votes till now.

Magadheera: IMDB Ratings — 7.7/10 with 12,031 votes till now.

Vikramarkudu: IMDB Ratings — 7.7/10 with 2,710 votes till now.

Yamadonga: IMDB Ratings — 7.4/10 with 2,573 votes till now.

Official Poster of Rangoon | Image Source: IMDB

9. Rangoon

IMDB Ratings — 5.9/10 with 1,934 votes till now.

Rangoon is a drama film, directed by Vishal Bhardwaj. It is a period film set during World War II (1939–1945) with the leading actress supposedly playing a character based on the life and times of Mary Ann Evans aka Fearless Nadia, Bollywood’s first original stunt-woman still remembered for her fiery role in the movie Hunterwali. It stars Saif Ali Khan, Shahid Kapoor and Kangana Ranaut in lead roles.

Another love triangle drama set at the time of World War II in India.

As the tag line says ‘ Love, War, Deceit’. So there is a Love Triangle, World War II & A Jemadar in British ruled Indian Army who deceit his own army to help INA to free India from Britishers.

Great performances from the actors & director. An interesting script, story & screenplay. Worth a watch.

The trailer of Rangoon | Video Source: Youtube

A love triangle forms against the backdrop of the Second World War.

You might like to watch these more movies written or directed by Vishal Bhardwaj:

Makdee: IMDB Ratings — 7.5/10 with 1,245 votes till now.

Maqbool: IMDB Ratings — 8.2/10 with 5,953 votes till now.

The Blue Umbrella: IMDB Ratings — 7.7/10 with 1,416 votes till now.

Omkara: IMDB Ratings — 8.1/10 with 14,504 votes till now.

Kaminey: IMDB Ratings — 7.4/10 with 13,536 votes till now.

Ishqiya: IMDB Ratings — 7.4/10 with 7,675 votes till now.

7 Khoon Maaf: IMDB Ratings — 6.2/10 with 4,414 votes till now.

Matru Ki Bijlee ka Mandola: IMDB Ratings — 5.7/10 with 5,422 votes till now.

Ek Thi Daayan: IMDB Ratings — 5.7/10 with 3,190 votes till now.

Dedh Ishqiya: IMDB Ratings — 7.2/10 with 5,691 votes till now.

Haider: IMDB Ratings — 8.2/10 with 40,676 votes till now.

Talvar: IMDB Ratings — 8.3/10 with 18,279 votes till now.

Official Poster of Running Shaadi | Image Source: IMDB

10. Running Shaadi

IMDB Ratings — 6.4/10 with 621 votes till now.

Running Shaadi is an romantic comedy film about the unique concept of helping people run away with the love of their life to get married.

The film stars Amit Sadh, Taapsee Pannu and Arsh Bajwa.

Another Rom-Com of bollywood along with an under-rated actor Amit Sadh.

I believe it was high time to make a movie on ‘Bhaag ke Shaadi Service’ concept.

Actors & newbie Director has done a fine job.

Story is new & real. It’s a well written script as you can connect with the psyche of the characters.

Overall, It’s a good watch! if you want to watch a different kind content in ‘Rom-Com’

The trailer of Running Shaadi | Video Source: Youtube

The unlikely duo of a conscientious Bihari and a Sardarji geek stand up and create a platform providing “High Take Social Service“ to Indian couples who want to spend their lives with their soul mates.

Two friends, Ram Bharose and tech genius Cyberjeet, create a website that helps lovers to elope. The site is an instant hit; young couples line up for the opportunity to escape strict families and run away with the ones they love.

Here are some movies which I am yet to watch. The reason to mention these in the end is that may be if I have watched these, the list could have been a little different.

  1. Phillauri
  2. Anaarkali of Aarah
  3. Naam Shabana
  4. Maatr

So if any one of you may provide me any of these 5 movie/s to watch, I would be very pleased.

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